Whether you're in the middle of a complex project, want to learn a new skill, or don't know where to begin, a private lesson can help you with just about anything you need.
These lessons are designed to be 1 on 1 but we can accommodate up to 3 students if you'd like to bring a friend or two along for a fee increase of $30 per hour per person (simply get in touch here first).
Sessions take place in the Papermaple Studio and include full use of sewing machines, sergers, tools, patter paper, muslin and some basic fashion fabrics.
Private lessons are priced per hour - minimum of two hours.
Contact Leisa here for availability.
Fabric, notions, and your own customized pattern
Use of all studio sewing & serger machines, irons, pressing tools, scissors, and more
Complimentary snacks and drinks throughout the day
What level should I be sewing at to take this class?
While every project will differ in the skill level and experience needed, we do ask that you are a confident sewer if there is something specific you wish to tackle. If this is a private lesson to learn how to sew, or a sewing refreshment course, then no experience is necessary!
How many students are there per class?
Private lessons are designed to be one on one in our quiet studio but we can accommodate up to three students if there is a specific single project or skill that you all want to focus on.
How much 1-1 time will I get?
All the one on one time you want or can handle!
Can I bring my own sewing machine and/or notions?
Yes! If you have a sewing machine you love to use, you are welcome to bring it. If you have a machine that you do not use often and need help with, then please plan on using the studio machines.
Scissors, pins, threads, etc are all supplied but if you have your own favorites, then of course, bring those too! We just ask that you label them and take full responsibility for your items while in class.
Will I finish my garment in class?
We try to make sure all projects can be completed in the time allotted unless otherwise stated when booking.
Some of the ongoing classes and workshops may have the potential for some voluntary homework or the option for extra learning but it cannot be guaranteed that any garment, item, or project will be completed in its entirety during the physical time spent in the studio.
What refreshments and snacks will be available?
Local treats, king cakes, bagels for breakfast, coffee and tea throughout the day... and of course, you are welcome to BYOB if you feel like celebrating at the end of a fun class.
There is a small fridge, a Keurig, water cooler, microwave, and toaster in the studio and these can be used throughout the day.
As we are in the Quarter, there are lots of food options within walking distance as well as for delivery. (Lunch is not included in the paid instruction time). You are also welcome to bring snacks and food to eat at the studio if you prefer.